Joe vs. The Big Apple
Biden takes on NYC.
9:01 AM, Feb 16, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
On "Face the Nation" this Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden accused Mayor Bloomberg of NYC of inflating the estimated cost of holding the KSM trials in Manhattan:
This is the first dispute I've heard of the numbers Bloomberg offered, and it came without any citation or further evidence, which makes me think it was just Joe spouting off. Which makes me wonder once again why the White House thinks putting Biden out front on this issue is a net win for them.
The big guys have declined to comment, but not everyone is so quiet:
Bloomberg and other heavy-hitters are certainly similarly irked behind the scenes. City officials told the New York Daily News that the Obama administration had never, until Biden's appearance, second-guessed the city's security estimates for the KSM trial, and had even validated them by requesting the same amount from Congress:
Doesn't it feel like it's about time for a Rudy interview on this subject?
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